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About the OpenDaylight Foundation

The OpenDaylight foundation promotes and advances the global development, distribution and adoption of the OpenDaylight (ODL) open source SDN platform. Founded in 2013, we maintain an independent governance and infrastructure to help ensure ODL’s development can occur in a neutral environment.

Our aim is to facilitate the growth of a strong OpenDaylight and Open SDN ecosystem by collaborating with developers, end users and our members to produce the most relevant programs, events, and resources. We strongly believe in working together to solve our industry’s shared challenges, and fostering a community where we all “leave our company badges at the door.”

The work we do is made possible by contributions from our Silver, Gold and Platinum members, as well as the countless technical contributions from our developer community. As an open source project, the ODL platform is freely available for use under the Eclipse Public License (EPL), and anyone can participate in its development. Learn how to get started with OpenDaylight.

Technical Steering Committee

OpenDaylight Technical Steering Committee (TSC) provides leadership regarding the technical direction of the ODL platform, as well as guidance to the community-at-large on how to effectively collaborate. Developers are elected by the ODL community to serve one-year terms.

Meet the TSC

Board of Directors

Our board of directors manages business leadership for OpenDaylight including governance, marketing and operational decisions. For 2015-16, the Board Chairperson is Chris Wright, Technical Director of SDN at Red Hat; Board President is David Ward, CTO and Chief Architect of Engineering at Cisco; and Board Treasurer and Silver Member Board Representative is Cliff Young, Founder & CEO at ClearPath Networks.

Meet the Board of Directors

End User Advisory Group

The Advisory Group assists and supports OpenDaylight in its objectives by providing technical and strategic guidance to the TSC and ODL developer community based on challenges of running a real-world network. Chris Luke, Sr. Principal Engineer of Comcast, is the group’s Chairperson.

Meet the Advisors


OpenDaylight is able to maintain a neutral environment for the platform’s development thanks to the support of our Platinum, Gold and Silver members.

See Who's Involved & Join

Foundation Staff & Supporters

Led by Executive Director Neela Jacques, OpenDaylight staff are focused on carrying out the project's mission under the strategic direction of the Board. Additionally, our work is supported by others from the community-at-large who assist with marketing, community management, and technical support.

Meet the Staff & Supporters